Most watched

  1. One News: 542,240 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 404,000 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Brendhan & Jason’s Brit Comedy: 374,250 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:05pm)
  4. Close Up: 367,610 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The X Factor USA: 341,790 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Yesterday we released a graph that made some comparisons between the ratings of The Ridges and Campbell Live:

Average Audiece, 5+

There were a few people who would have preferred we use the 25-54 ratings as opposed to the total average audience 5+.  For those who aren’t sure, the 25-54 figures are the key demographics for TV3 and the ones that are said to be of most interest to advertisers.

We requested these figures from TV3 and here is the corresponding graph we’ve created: Continue reading »

Downton Abbey kicked off its third season on Prime last night to stellar ratings with an average audience of 352,080.

The multi award winning series has been a huge hit for Prime and boosted its channel share to 7.7% for the day.

Must watch:

Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind (Discovery, 7.30pm)
Explore the mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed assassin behind the 2011 Norway shooting spree, in which 77 people were killed.

Crownies (Prime, 9.30pm)
Crownies follows five young lawyers as they face the pressures of a fast-paced workplace, combined with the pressures of modern single life.

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Brendan Fraser to star in new TV pilot
Brendan Fraser, the star of The Mummy film franchise, is going to be starring in a new pilot called Legends, from the executive producer of Homeland. Fraser will play Martin Odum, a deep-cover agent who has the power to become a different person for each job he does.

Bret Michaels to host series on the Travel Channel
Musician Bret Michaels is going to be hosting a new series on the Travel Channel called Rock My RV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will “feature a team of skilled, custom RV designers and fabricators who transform travellers’ ordinary RVs into the most outrageous mobile mansions on the road.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 32840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 31640 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  3. Embarrassing Bodies: 28650 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. The X Factor USA: 24760 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Doctor Who: 24370 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

With Petra Bagust announcing that she is leaving Breakfast at the end of 2012, TVNZ find themselves in the familiar postion of having to find a replacement for her.

In the comments below, tell us who you’d like to see paired up with Rawdon Christie as the new co-host or name a completely different pairing that you’d like to see on the early morning TV show.

Most watched

  1. One News: 659,110 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Motorway Patrol: 594,680 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 578,190 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 539,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Embarrassing Bodies: 463,790 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Gareth Neame is the executive producer on Downton Abbey.

In many ways being the man in charge of Britain’s current most successful television export should be an easy job two series in. But Downton Abbey just keeps getting bigger and that means Gareth Neame, the man who is everything from the second pair of eyes on each and every script to the ambassador for what has become a global brand, has got his work cut out.

“We had this extraordinary phenomenon in the first season. Then in the second season we had a 20-25 percent increase in the ratings and during the course of series two we saw the whole global phenomenon take off – all of the US awards and the rolling out of the show across the world. In the course of the last year we’ve seen the huge success it’s had in America – so we have this very hot property. But it’s one that has to be loved and cherished. We’re now one of the best-loved and well-known TV shows on the planet and we have to protect it. Continue reading »

TV One’s Breakfast co-host Petra Bagust has announced that she is leaving the show at the end of the year.

The announcement was made live on air this morning and will end her short two year run on the program.

“I’ve loved taking on the challenge of Breakfast, 2011 was the biggest news year in a decade, and it was a privilege going live to the country three hours a morning, keeping Kiwis informed and trying to help make sense of natural disasters like the Christchurch earthquake, Japan’s quake and tsunami,” said Bagust. Continue reading »